ngau1

ngau1, (-a, -‘ia). Chew.

E ngau meitaki koe i tā‘au kai.
Chew your food properly;

Kua ngau mārie ‘aia i tāna kai.
He chewed his food slowly;

Kua ngaua te ivi e te puakaoa.
The dog gnawed the bone;

Kua oti iāku i te ngau i te rau o te piripiri ‘ei tāpiri ki runga i te motu i tōku rima.
I’ve finished chewing up the

piripiri-leaves
to poultice the cut on my hand. [Pn. *„au.]

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